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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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This Barley Wine Style Ale is brewed with double amounts of malts and hops to create a rich, mahogany colored, resinous brew. Aged for three full months before release, this ale is complex, strong, malty and full of character.

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4.4
Toadvine (86) - Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2013
22oz bomber, bottling no. 13. Pours a rich mahogany with light mocha head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is sweet, boozy, and slightly earthy. Some oak, vanilla, and bourbon notes come through as it warms. Oak definitely present in the taste, with bourbon, pitted fruit, and vanilla notes. Great, complex barley wine.

4.9
DGluch (5) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
Remarkably deep flavor for a barley wine. It's more than just malt there's even some oaky flavors. The only downside is how hard it is to find. - Drink & Give Thanks to The Lord

2.7
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Big Texas Beer Fest. Dark orange pour with an off-white head. Aroma is honey, sweet, and, alcohol, almost piney. Taste is brown sugar, sweetness, and alcohol.

3.8
marcus (10669) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
From 2011 keg tapped at FredFest. Pours orange copper with a pretty beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt flavor that starts bitter then turns sweet. Very strange, but tasty.

3.5
fonefan (51072) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 16, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Trade by madmitch76 ]. ABV: 10.0%. Unclear medium amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dried fruit, oxidide, cheese - smelly feet. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dried fruit, sweet fruit, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel light to moderate alcoholic. [20130111]

3.9
blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Bottled, orange amber pour with cottony off white foam, aroma of oak, brown sugar and peach, flavor is brown sugar, malty caramel, whiskey notes, nice

3.9
mcrae19 (65) - - FEB 21, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Pours ruby red with a thin head. Syrupy, as expected from a barleywine. Strong aroma and flavor of caramel. Sweet with a definite hop and alcohol presence, but not so hoppy or boozy as to overshadow the malty, caramel flavors. A solid barleywine that I’d drink again.

3.2
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2013
At only $5 for 22 ounces of barley wine, I had a hard time passing up this bomber. Right before I was about to pay for my selections at the local liquor store I had my hands full, and decided that with my other selections I didn’t need something from BridgePort to make my bill higher. I even put it back on the shelf, then saw the price tag again, and picked it back up. Really, $5 for a bomber is a great price. This barley wine from BridgePort pours a very deep red color, very beautiful, actually, with an off-white/light-brown head. Light carbonation maintains a thin head. It has a sweet, but roasted, dark caramel malt aroma well-balanced with sharp, minty hops. There’s something English in the aroma, probably a result of the yeast, that gives it the smooth, earthy edge of an Old Ale. In the mouth it’s, well, unlike any other barley wine I’ve ever had. It’s incredibly fruity and candy-like, with pronounced oak and a finish of intensely caramelized, bitter malts. It feels clean, but syrupy, and that syrupiness coupled with its fruitiness almost reminds me of a lambic. A fruity, almost tropical sweetness remains on the lips and leads you into the next drink. It’s a little tart on the tongue, possibly due to the oak, and maybe thanks to the fruitiness. I’ll agree with BridgePort that it is very full of character. It’s just a little too sweet and fruity, and seems more prepubescent than what I expect a barley wine to be. Worth $5? Yes, but you can also get 48 ounces of Sierra Nevada Bigfoot for just under $10. Guess which brewery will get my money next time.

3.9
edgallow (4473) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2013
22 oz bomber pours deep amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and oak. Taste is sweet malt, toffee, oak and caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
hallinghansen (3418) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle @ Fonefan. Hazy amber body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is sweat, raisin, plum, acohol, oxidized. Flavor is dark fruit, raisins, caramel, alcohol, earthy notes.


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